Well, if he bowls superbly for the next year and suddenly stops bowling well as soon as the Ashes series starts, it's going to be a bit bloody embarrassing, if nothing else, if we've been hyping him up as world-class all that time. All the labels you give him don't matter a damn if he doesn't keep on delivering.Originally posted by marc71178
So he has to bowl consistently well for 2 whole years to be classed as World Class?
Some people really like to set the bar high... :rolleyes:
Personally, I see no reason to make extravagant claims about Harmison or the other bowlers. It suits a number of people to believe that none of them are any good, and that most of them are in fact jokes. I entirely approve of this, as it will make their future repeated embarrassment all the more piquant.